The first time I visited Nuage Boulangerie & Patisserie was when I wrote a listicle about tarts for SETHLUI.com. I remember being thoroughly impressed by the tarts that I tried, and was simultaneously intrigued by the other baked goods for sale. Hence, I decided to make a trip down again to explore Nuage Boulangerie & Patisserie’s other offerings.
Nuage Boulangerie & Patisserie, located along Kampong Bahru Road, is an artisanal bakery and cafe with not just baked desserts and pastries, but savoury dishes like bagels and mains too.
Nuage means “cloud” in French, and just like a cloud, the bakery aspires to be versatile and free in its creations.
With a cosy and inviting atmosphere, I was excited to begin my meal at Nuage Boulangerie & Patisserie.
What I tried at Nuage Boulangerie & Patisserie
First, I tried the Raspberry Pistachio Swirl (S$6.90), a viennoiserie topped with pistachio butter, crushed pistachios and raspberry jam.
The pastry was buttery and flaky, with a gorgeous nutty aroma from the smooth pistachio butter and crunchy pistachio pieces. The addition of raspberry jam added a sweet and tangy element to the Raspberry Pistachio Swirl.
Nuage Boulangerie & Patisserie’s take on the classic Pain Au Chocolat (S$4.90) was also another fantastic viennoiserie. The pastry had an incredibly crisp exterior, and it let out a satisfying crackle as I sunk my knife in.
The Pain Au Chocolat had a gorgeous lamination with soft and flaky layers adorning its interior. The chocolate inside was also rich and intense, and despite there not being a large volume of chocolate, the cocoa could be tasted throughout the pastry.
Nuage Boulangerie & Patisserie also jumped on board the circular croissant trend and presented their Chocolate Pom Pom (S$6.50), filled with chocolate cream.
The croissant had a crisp and delightful texture, and I was impressed at the generosity of the chocolate cream. The chocolate was rich with a smooth mouthfeel. It was sweet and slightly milky, but still delivered a strong and decadent cocoa flavour.
Compared to the Pain Au Chocolate, the Chocolate Pom Pom was crunchier and less soft in texture. Those who prefer sweeter chocolate and a larger amount of chocolate filling would likely prefer this!
The Matcha Azuki Pom Pom (S$6.90) was another circular croissant, stuffed with matcha cream and whole red beans.
The Matcha Azuki Pom Pom had a similar texture to that of the Chocolate Pom Pom. The matcha cream was earthy and sweet with floral notes, while the red beans were soft, mushy and natural.
As a huge matcha fan, I personally would have liked for the matcha to be stronger, but I was still impressed by the Matcha Azuki Pom Pom no less!
After enjoying Nuage Boulangerie & Patisserie’s sweet baked goods, I was looking forward to digging into their homemade bagelwiches.
I started off with the Breakfast Stack (S$15.80), which consisted of a toasted bagel sandwiching a hash brown, scrambled eggs, bacon, cheddar cheese and mayonnaise.
The savoury Breakfast Stack absolutely hit all the right spots, with the salty cheddar and bacon being balanced out by the milder scrambled eggs and hash brown. The mayonnaise made the entire bagelwich creamy and savoury with a slight tanginess, and despite the amount of ingredients, I liked how the Breakfast Stack wasn’t too oily or salty.
Next, the Tonkatsu Bagel (S$15.90) was made up of a toasted bagel, a fried breaded thick pork katsu, okonomiyaki sauce, lettuce, bonito flakes and mayonnaise.
The Tonkatsu Bagel was an umami bomb, with the okonomiyaki sauce and bonito flakes giving it a unique Japanese flavour that reminded me of takoyaki. The fried pork katsu was thick and meaty, with a slightly chewy and tender texture.
The lettuce was crisp and fresh, adding a more refreshing element to the otherwise savoury and creamy bagel.
Overall, Nuage Patisserie & Boulangerie’s bagelwiches thoroughly impressed me with their generous fillings and incredible mix of flavours.
With its variety of delicious pastries, desserts, savoury dishes and refreshing drinks, Nuage Patisserie & Boulangerie was a one-stop shop that fulfilled my different cravings and satisfied me. My second visit to this artisanal bakery and cafe did not let me down, and I will most certainly return for another fix of their incredible dishes!
Expected damage: S$5 – S$20 per pax
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